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6 Ministers and 2 Deputy Ministers of Energy from Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ethiopia, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Namibia are to arrive in Mauritius from 19-22 June... read full press release

Africa Energy Forum to evaluate the success and impact of several of Africa’s leading government-funded programmes and initiatives designed to increase energy access on the continent... read the full press release

The annual Forum will celebrate its 20th birthday by inviting the international energy community to Mauritius for the four day conference and private exhibition. Two hotels will be reserved for the duration of the conference with the AEF Village to be purpose built in the grounds of a football pitch in the South West of the here to read the rest of our Press Release.

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Africa Energy Yearbook 2017

Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) Competition

Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) Competition

ACF 2018, NOW OPEN- Download your application here 

Access Power is offering you the chance to pitch your renewable energy project to a panel of specialists at the Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius for the opportunity to win US$7million in project development funding. Access Power will provide the winners with a technical support package from a highly experienced and specialized team of project developers. This year we welcome projects from both Africa and Asia

Access Power has designed the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) to serve as an innovative platform to bridge the gap between local project developers/originators and the experience/funding required to bring these projects to life. 

About the competition

  • Follow us on Twitter @Access_Power and LinkedIn to keep up to date on the competition!
  • To apply, please download the application form here:  
  • Deadline for project submissions is May 10th, 2018
  • Shortlisted project developers will be invited to the Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius on Wednesday 20th June, 2018 to pitch to a panel of experts. The three winning projects will be announced on the same day
  • For further enquiries, please contact 

About Access Power
Access Power (‘Access’) is a developer, owner and operator of power assets in emerging markets. Access is today one of the fastest growing independent power producers and is currently developing renewable energy projects worth more than US$1 billion in 23 countries across Africa and Asia. In December 2016, Access commissioned the largest solar power plant in all of East Africa, in Soroti, Uganda. For more information, please visit:

For more information about the competition, please download the leaflet 


AEF 2017 Interview with H.E. Hon. Dr Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, Former First Lady,Ghana

AEF 2017 Interview with H.E. Hon Obeth Kandjoze, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia

AEF 2017 Interview with H.E. Hon. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

AEF 2017 Interview with H.E. Hon David Mabumba, Minister of Energy and Water Development, Zambia

AEF 2017 Interview with H.E. Hon Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini - Zuma, The African Union Commission, South Africa

AEF 2017 Interview with David Edwards, Managing Director, Aggreko, North Africa

AEF 2017 Interview with H.E. Hon Advocate Sadique Kebonang, Minister for Energy, Botswana

AEF 2017 Interview with Sabine Dall 'Omo, CEO, Siemens, Southern & Eastern Africa

AEF 2017 Interview with Lucio Monari, Director, World Bank Group, United States

AEF 2017 Interview with Stephen Karangizi, CEO and Director, African Legal Support Facility, Côte d'Ivoire

Day 1 highlights of AEF in Copenhagen

Day 2 highlights of AEF in Copenhagen

EnergyNet partnership with African Business

EnergyNet partnership with African Business

EnergyNet has partnered with African Business to publish this year’s Africa Energy Yearbook - the official publication of the annual Africa Energy Forum 2018 (AEF). In addition, this June African Business & EnergyNet will produce an exclusive 48pp energy sector report to be distributed to 300,000 readers at lounges and newsstands in 75 countries.

Click here to learn more about the Africa Energy Yearbook & African Business.